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Mercer International Inc (NAS:MERC)
Market Cap
$659 Mil (As of Today)

Market cap is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Mercer International Inc's share price for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $9.74. Mercer International Inc's shares outstanding for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 64 Mil. Therefore, Mercer International Inc's market cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was $659 Mil.

Mercer International Inc's quarterly market cap declined from Dec. 2013 ($557 Mil) to Mar. 2014 ($419 Mil) but then increased from Mar. 2014 ($419 Mil) to Jun. 2014 ($626 Mil).

Mercer International Inc's annual market cap increased from Dec. 2011 ($340 Mil) to Dec. 2012 ($400 Mil) and increased from Dec. 2012 ($400 Mil) to Dec. 2013 ($557 Mil).

Enterprise value is the theoretical takeover price. It is more comprehensive than market capitalization (market cap), which only includes common equity. Enterprise Value is calculated as the market cap plus debt and minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. Mercer International Inc's enterprise value for Today is $1,372 Mil.


Definition

Market cap is the short version of market capitalization. It is the total market value to buy the whole company. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding.

Mercer International Inc's Market Cap for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Market Cap (A: Dec. 2013 )=Share Price (A: Dec. 2013 )*Shares Outstanding (A: Dec. 2013 )
=9.97*55.85
=557

Mercer International Inc's Market Cap for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Market Cap (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Share Price (Q: Jun. 2014 )*Shares Outstanding (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=9.74*64.27
=626

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Market cap is not the real price you pay for a company. If you buy the company and become its owner, you become the owner of the cash the company has, and you also assume the company’s debt. The real price you pay is the Enterprise Value.

Warren Buffett uses the ratio of total market cap of all public traded companies over GDP to measure if the market is expensive. As of April 2012, the US total market cap is about $14.7 trillion, while the US GDP is about $15 trillion. The market was modestly overvalued.


Related Terms

Shares Outstanding


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Mercer International Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
mktcap 19226142128470113333340400557

Mercer International Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
mktcap 446319416400386364396557419626
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